Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS) is an apex body of 29 State / Central Government Handicrafts Development Corporations, engaged in assisting grass root level organizations, NGO's, Self Help Groups and small entrepreneurs engaged in handicrafts for promotion of handicrafts.


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Gandhi Shilp Bazaar From 16th of April to 30th April, 2016 At Dilli Haat, (INA) New Delhi

The Gandhi Shilp Bazaar was organized in Dilli Haat, Opp. INA Market, Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi with effect from 16.04.2016 to 30.04.2016. The event was inaugurated by Dr. K. Gopal, IAS, Development Commissioner(Handicrafts) & Chairman(Cohands) on 17.04.2016. The Fair was conceptualized with a view to provide a direct marketing platform for innovative products developed by 118 handicrafts Master artisans from across the country. The event showcased the best of Indian handicrafts quality. The Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) organized the event in a bigger way by giving wide publicity and also organized thematic display for the bene?t of the master craft persons of Handicrafts.

The Fair was promoted and marketed by Council of Handicraft Development Corporations (COHANDS), New Delhi with ?nancial assistance from the Of?ce of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts).


Forthcoming Events

  • State level marketing workshop at Dimapur Nagaland from 18th to 19th July 2018.

  • Seminar Workshop on 30th & 31st July, 2018 at Morigaon, Assam in Artistic Textile Craft

  • Thematic Exhibitions for the benefit of SC artisans at T.D.I. Mall, Rajori Garden, New Delhi w.e.f. 31.07.2018 to 05.08.2018

  • Thematic Exhibitions for the benefit of SC artisans at City Centre Mall, Dwarka w.e.f. 07.08.2018 to 12.08.2018

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